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Main Office

Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-3347

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
The Department of Counseling Psychology is primarily a graduate department, offering an APA-accredited doctoral degree in counseling psychology (PhD) and a master's degree (MS) in counseling specializing in community counseling. The Department emphasizes the integration of multiculturalism and diversity into counseling psychology and is committed to multiculturalism broadly-defined in teaching, research, practice, and service.

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On 8 February 2014, the CP Department Polar Plunge Team, "The Common Chill Factors," took the icy plunge and earned $2,611 for Special Olympics.


Brian Padilla and Aaron Smith, two CP doctoral students who are Education Graduate Research Scholars (Ed-GRS),  presented their dissertation research at the recent Ed-GRS Research Showcase on 13 November 2013.

Brian Padilla presented his research entitled, "Psychological Distress Among Returned Guatemalan Immigrants Separated from Family Members by Deportation."

Aaron Smith presented his research entitled, "Exploring the Role that Religiosity and/or Spirituality Plays in the Appraisal and Coping Processes of Low-Income, African American, Adolescent Males Who Have Been Exposed to Community Violence: A Phenomenological Approach."

Students presenting their dissertations

APA-Accredited Internship Placements
for 2014-2015

The Department of Counseling Psychology is pleased to announce the APA-accredited internship matches for 2014-2015. 

Aaronson Chew – VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Marla Delgado-Guerrero – University of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling and Consultation Services

Martin Kivlighan – University of Maryland Counseling Center

Rachel Nitzarim – University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center

Brian Padilla - Yale University School of Medicine – Psychiatry (primary rotation in Hispanic Clinic)

Chris Ray – Howard University Counseling Service

Aaron Smith - Tarzana Treatment Centers – Integrated Behavioral Healthcare


CP Faculty and Students Present at the
2014 Atlanta Counseling Psychology Conference

Listed below are the recent faculty and student research collaborations that were presented at the Atlanta Conference.

The Experience of Working with Clients from Low-Income Backgrounds: Mental Health Practitioner Perspectives. By Rachel Nitzarim, Dr. Mindi Thompson, Odessa Cole, Nick Frost, Alyssa Ramirez-Stege and Pa Tou Vue

Multicultural Training and Multicultural Counseling Competency Development: A Meta-Analytic Review. By Numan Turan, Julia Benjamin and Dr. William Hoyt

Mindful Implementation of Mindfulness in Counselor Training.  By Abigail Lindemann, Nicholas Oleen-Junk, Craig Hase, Rachel Vohnoutka, Matthew Reiland, Simon Goldberg and Dr. William Hoyt



The highly regarded national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each year, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty & Staff Achievement Awards. On 23 April 2014, the award winners were honored during a reception and ceremony. This year’s award recipients include Counseling Psychology Faculty members:

Faculty Distinguished Achievement
Dr. William T. Hoyt

Excellence in Diversity
Dr. Stephen M. Quintana

On 8 February 2014, the CP Department Polar Plunge Team, "The Common Chill Factors," took the icy plunge and earned $2,611 for Special Olympics.


The CP Training Clinic seeks to offer high-quality, cost- efficient, and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services, including counseling and psychological assessment, to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas.

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